Publications

A selection of the latest ageing research publications can be accessed here. CARDI publications are highlighted by the CARDI icon to the right of each title. You can suggest additional publications you would like to see listed here.

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Social Exclusion Among Older People in Ireland, North and South

14th April 2014, CARDI

Reports

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Measuring Old-Age Social Exclusion in a Cross-Border Context

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A new report funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) finds that many older people enjoy good social connections. However, a substantial number are at risk of social exclusion. It also finds that a lack of information about social exclusion hinders the effectiveness of policies and programmes aimed to help those older people most in need.

The wealth, health and well-being of Ireland’s older people before and during the economic crisis

10th April 2014, ESRI

The economic crisis of 2008/9 was felt more acutely in Ireland relative to most other countries and culminated in the international bailout in 2010. Given the economic collapse, Ireland provides an ideal case study of the link between wealth collapses and movements in variables such as health and well-being. Using nationally representative samples of older people collected before and during the crisis, we show that mean net assets fell by 45% between 2006/7 and 2012/13. In spite of this massive fall in wealth, measures of health and well-being remained broadly unchanged.

Understanding the lives of older people living with frailty

9th April 2014, Age UK/ Ipsos MORI

The word ‘frail is used in different ways – as a medical term by clinicians, as an adjective by friends and family and, for too many people, as a judgement. As such it can be used to characterise an older person’s circumstances, capacities and needs without properly acknowledging the person behind the term.

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England: Interim Report

3rd April 2014, The Kings Fund

The interim report from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England was published on 3 April 2014. It explains why the commission believes England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.

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Cognitive Ability, Expectations, and Beliefs about the Future: Psychological Influences on Retirement Decisions

31st March 2014, Michigan Retirement Research Center

Recent advances in behavioral decision research, behavioral economics, and life-span development psychology provide leverage for expanding our understanding of the decision to retire earlier versus later. This report from the Michigan Retirement Research Center  examines how cognitive abilities, perceptions about the future, and other psychological characteristics affect retirement decisions. 

Poverty and social exclusion in Northern Ireland

31st March 2014, New Policy Institute for JRF

Northern Ireland’s labour market and poverty rates have deteriorated in the last five years, in addition to longstanding issues of mental health and community divisions – and welfare reforms are likely to exacerbate these problems.

 

2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

20th March 2014, Alzheimer's Association (US)

2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, as well as other dementias. It also contains a special report on women and Alzheimer's. Download the report here.

A Good Life with Dementia

19th March 2014, Red and Yellow Care, ESRO, Alzheimer's Society

Six themes key to maintaining a good life for someone diagnosed with dementia have been highlighted in a new report. The report ‘A Good Life with Dementia’ says that it is important that care acknowledges that every patient with dementia is different and support people with dementia to maintain their sense of uniqueness and personal identity. Read the report here.

Gaming for Health: A Systematic Review of the Physical and Cognitive Effects of Interactive Computer Games in Older Adults

19th March 2014, Journal of Applied Gerontology

The average age of the population is increasing, with many adults living with chronic disease, sensory and motor impairments, reduced physiological reserve, and frailty. Such age-related changes affect function, independence, and quality of life, generating a significant burden on health care systems. The health benefits of undertaking regular physical activity (PA) are extensive, and public health guidelines advise at least 30 minutes of PA each day. Developing methods to overcome barriers to PA and promote adherence to current guidelines is an increasing challenge for public health.

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